The functions of the SECOMs are stipulated under Sec. J of EO 325’s IRR, which includes the following:
Review and endorse programs/ projects of national government agencies and LGUs in the region to the Council requiring national government financial exposure which may come in the form of guarantees, national government budget appropriations or subsidies, among others;
Integrate sectoral information and statistics in the preparation of the annual regional development report;
Assist the Council in the translation of national development goals and policies into specific regional sectoral objectives;
Integrate sectoral plans and programs, and coordinate all sectoral planning and programming activities of sectoral line agencies in the region; and
Perform other related functions as may be assigned by the Council.
The Advisory Committee (AdCom) was organized to advise, assist and support the Council in discharging its functions. The composition of the AdCom include the Members of the House of Representatives who have signified their intention to join and the members of the ExCom.
The following are its specific functions:
Advise in the preparation of the Regional Development Plan and the Regional Development Investment Program and support their implementation
Advise agency regional offices, state colleges and universities and special development authorities in the preparation of their annual budgets;
Advise and support policy recommendations that need legislation and/or action of the President or the Cabinet.